Herrick, Feinstein LLP > Newark, United States > Firm Profile

Herrick, Feinstein LLP
NEWARK, NJ 07102
United States

Real estate > Land use/zoning Tier 3

The team at Herrick, Feinstein LLP is fully integrated into the firm’s long-established wider real estate department, leveraging the firm’s full-service capabilities to advise across a broad range of matters within the space, encompassing contentious and non-contentious issues. Mitchell Korbey chairs the department, with deep experience experience on land use and private planning matters. At associate level, Robert Huberman has extensive experience advising developers, property owners, architects and engineers, among others, across all aspects of land use and zoning in the city.

Practice head(s):

Mitchell Korbey

Other key lawyers:


‘Mitch Korbey is extremely knowledgeable about land use law.’

Key clients


G4 Capital Partners

Goldman Sachs

Mitsui Fudosan and SJP Properties

MRP Realty

Pilot Real Estate Group

Property Markets Group (PMG)

Rabsky Group

Realterm Logistics

Restoration Hardware

Slate Property Group

Work highlights

  • Advised the Halletts Point Astoria Rezoning on securing approval of the Halletts Point rezoning and waterfront development plan.
  • Advising Property Markets Group on the City’s proposed rezoning of Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal neighborhood.
  • Advising Realterm Logistics, owners of a multi-acre site in Morris Park, the Bronx, on a community-wide rezoning of the area.

Industry focus > Sport Tier 4

Responsive, commercial‘ New York boutique Herrick, Feinstein LLP concentrates on a range of mandates, including corporate, real estate, tax, intellectual property, employment and litigation matters, primarily advising eagues, teams, owners, banks and investors. Leading the team are sports group co-chair Irwin Kishner, finance group co-chair Eric Stabler, corporate department chair Morris DeFeo, and Daniel Etna, who is influential in the team’s work concerning the financing, construction and development of arenas and stadiums.

Practice head(s):

Irwin Kishner; Daniel Etna; Eric Stabler; Morris DeFeo


‘A very professional outfit and cost-effective.’

‘A very responsive, commercial and collaborative approach.’

‘Our assigned attorneys are very knowledgeable of the law and of the business of sports. They are also very responsive and highly productive.’

‘Their specialization in sports gives us a huge edge.’

Key clients

New York Yankees

Legends Hospitality Management, LLC

New York Racing Association (NYRA)

Oak View Global Advisory

New York Islanders Hockey Club

New York Mets

Top Rank, Inc.

Phoenix Sports Partners

D.C. United

Lelands Collectibles, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Legends in its strategic partnership and minority investment in TeamTrak Cycling League, an entity of World Cycling Limited, to support the launch and growth of the startup indoor cycling league.
  • Represented D.C. United in connection with the establishment of a state-of-the-art retail sportsbook at Audi Field operated by FanDuel.

Real estate Tier 4

New York City based Herrick, Feinstein LLP impresses with its transactional, zoning, environmental, affordable housing, public private partnerships, leasing and condominium capabilities. Its chair, Belinda G. Schwartz is a prominent and active real estate practitioner in the New York market. She leads alongside Jonathan Adelsberg, who focuses on sales, acquisitions, large scale developments, and workouts.

Practice head(s):

Belinda G. Schwartz; Jonathan Adelsberg

Key clients

DH Property Holdings

Empire State Realty Trust

Extell Development


Harbor Group International

HK Organization

MAG Partners

MAXX Properties

Migdal Insurance Company Ltd.

MRP Realty

William Macklowe Company

Work highlights

  • Advising DH Property Holding on the sale to Brookfield Asset Management of a ground leasehold interest in 55 Bay Street, Brooklyn, NY, a distribution facility that our client developed and leased to Amazon.  
  • Represented MAG Partners – South Baltimore’s Port Covington Development in connection with a multi-faceted transaction with MacFarlane Partners, Sagamore Ventures and investment partner Goldman Sachs development of a megaproject in South Baltimore’s Port Covington.

Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 5

Boutique firm Herrick, Feinstein LLP works with clients on the full spectrum of construction issues, including environmental, PPP’s, transactional and zoning mandates alongside a wide range of disputes, such as brokerage, lease, insurance coverage, and contracts. Practice co-head William Fried is a vastly experienced commercial litigator who represents clients at all stages of alternative dispute resolution, while co-head Scott Mollen specializes in disputes concerning land use issues in New York real estate development projects. Carol Goodman is also a leader in the team, noted for her litigation work. Scott T. Tross is also a name to note and is based in Newark. All mentioned individuals are located in New York, unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

William Fried; Carol Goodman; Scott Tross

Other key lawyers:


Great combination of courtroom experience and technical knowledge. They know the law and understand the ins and outs of construction’

Very accessible; down to earth; practical.

Key clients

Residential Board of 432 Park Avenue

Mitsui Fudosan and SJP Properties

JMH Development

Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP

85 Jane Realty, LLC

45 East 33rd Street Condominium

PEY Realty LLC

Mack-Cali Services, Inc., Mack-Cali Realty, L.P., M-C So. Pier L.L.C., Mack-Cali-Sub XI, Inc. (“Mack-Cali”) and Harborside Hotel, LLC

Work highlights

  • Represented the Residential Board of 432 Park Avenue, one of the highest profile luxury condominium buildings in New York City, in a dispute with the condominium sponsor relating to construction defects.
  • Represented Mitsui Fudosan and SJP Properties as co-counsel in a multi-year dispute pertaining to the development of the luxury high rise building.
  • Represented JMH Development, the managing member in a joint venture created to develop a luxury residential development in Miami, Florida against PSB, the joint venture’s partner.

Founded in 1928, Herrick, Feinstein LLP is a prominent, full-service law firm, providing comprehensive legal services to businesses and individuals around the world. From its offices in New York City, Newark, New Jersey and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Herrick maintains robust corporate, litigation and commercial real estate capabilities, complemented by significant depth in restructuring, employment, government relations, intellectual property, sports, tax, and private clients.

The firm delivers top-tier legal service from highly sophisticated, pragmatic, business savvy lawyers, who help clients address their strategic challenges with focused and tenacious determination. Clients also benefit from Herrick’s unique culture of collaborative problem solving, which allows its attorneys to develop innovative solutions to even the most complex legal challenges.

Department Name Email Telephone
Art Lawrence M. Kaye lkaye@herrick.com (212) 592-1410
Corporate Morris F. DeFeo, Jr. mdefeo@herrick.com (212) 592-1463
Environmental Seth Friedland sfriedland@herrick.com (212) 592-1457
Employment Carol M. Goodman cgoodman@herrick.com (212) 592-1465
Finance Eric A. Stabler establer@herrick.com (212) 592-5982
Government Relations Hon. Elizabeth Holtzman eholtzman@herrick.com (212) 592-1421
Insurance and Reinsurance Alan R. Lyons alyons@herrick.com (212) 592-1539
Intellectual Property Barry Werbin bwerbin@herrick.com (212) 592-1418
Israel Yariv C. Ben-Ari ybenari@herrick.com (212) 592-1440
Litigation William R. Fried wfried@herrick.com (212) 592-1684
Private Clients Carolyn R. Caufield ccaufield@herrick.com (212) 592-1480
Real Estate Belinda G. Schwartz bschwartz@herrick.com (212) 592-1544
Restructuring & Finance Litigation Stephen B. Selbst sselbst@herrick.com (212) 592-1405
Sports Irwin A. Kishner ikishner@herrick.com (212) 592-1435
Tax Louis Tuchman ltuchman@herrick.com (212) 592-1490
Turkey Barbaros M. Karaahmet bkaraahmet@herrick.com (212) 592-1570
Photo Name Position Profile
Ronald J. Levine photo Ronald J. Levine Counsel
Head of Business Development and Marketing – Litigation and Restructure : Heather E. Lemarier
Head of Business Development and Marketing : Ilyssa Sena
Head of Business Development and Marketing – Real Estate : Logan Tracey
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